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Jan 31, 2013 6:30pm PST
. advertising at the company's cable t.v. networks like nickelodeon, and mtv fell for the third quarter in a row. and it expects ad sales to be flat this quarter. a bright spot was subscription fees, what cable operators pay viacom to carry channels like nickelodeon and mtv, allowing viacom to report better than expected profits. one of those cable companies, time warner cable saw its expenses go up in the fourth quarter. while it lost 129,000 cable t.v. subscribers, something the company called "disappointing." still, earnings were stronger than anticipated thanks to broadband internet customers. porter bibb is the managing parter at media-tech capital partners. porter a lot going on in this industry. what do these two companies tell you about what is happening first of all with media content like the vie comes of the world? >> well, viacom really has a lock on content, and the big loss that you referred to that they suffered in the fourth quarter was a breakdown in nickelodeon versus the disney channel. they also don't have jersey shore any more but today they announced that they are setting u
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
quarters in a row of consumption growth. the part that didn't pass would have helped the economy even stronger, to be even stronger >> darren: are we going to hear the president talk about job growth in the state of the union address? >> well, i have worked for the britain long fluff to know not to front-run the state of the union address, but i can tell you job growth economic growth is the president's top priority, that moat varktz for example, immigration reform. you will continue to hear from the president his vision for strengthening the economy and creating more jobs. >> darren: we have 12 million people who are unemployed right now. how long until we get down to a more normal number? >> i don't want to make a precise forecast. we'll release our forecast with the budget. but i will say that we'd like to strengthen job growth. over eight million jobs were lost by the recession. so there's a deep hole to dig our way out, and it's important we continue in the upward trajectory. >> darren: alan krueger, thank you for talking with us. >> thank you. >> tom: advertisers are spending mo
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